Simplified Analysis of Chamomile Drugs
Günter Giesselmann a and Horst Müller b
Heusenstamm a und ASTA Medica AG, Pharmazeutische Entwicklung Naturstoffe b, Frankfurt/Main
A by conventional and a micro-hydro-distillation technique have been used for the separation of the essential oil from chamomile drugs. With the conventional method, the content of essential oil is determined gravimetrically whereas the content of levomenol and chamazulene is determined by gas chromatography. With the micro-distillation technique all components can be determined by gas chromatography. It has been shown that both methods yield comparable results and that the micro-distillation method has the potential for substantial savings in time and laboratory space.
Key words Chamazulene · Chamomile oil, analysis · Levomenol · Micro-distillation
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